Northrop Grumman Wins The Contract To Produce America's Next Stealth Bomber

After a maze of programs and initiatives that lasted a decade-and-a-half, the U.S. Air Force has chosen its next bomber. The battle for the contract between a consortium of Lockheed Martin-Boeing and Northrop has been hard fought and comes with huge implication, and Northrop Grumman has been selected as the winner. »10/27/15 5:31pm10/27/15 5:31pm


First F-16V Flies But Its New Features Won't Show Up On USAF Models

Lockheed’s F-16V testbed flew for the first time yesterday. This face-lift of the F-16 is almost entirely internal, but it gives the most successful 4th generation fighter a quantum leap in capabilities. But don’t expect the F-16V’s game-changing features to show up on USAF F-16s anytime soon, and that is a major… »10/22/15 5:30pm10/22/15 5:30pm

Lockheed Moves Foward With Big Blended Wing Hybrid Transport Jet Design

Lockheed has had a busy month attempting to stake its claim to America’ staple military aerospace capabilities, unveiling their U-2 replacement concept. Now their large blended wing cargo hauling jet design, dubbed the Hybrid Wing Body, that has been in the works for over six years and aimed to be a great improvement… »8/27/15 12:08pm8/27/15 12:08pm

Three Lockheed Lightnings Look Incredible In This Wild Photo

The F-35 Lightning II, the P-38 Lightning and the F-22 Raptor – which was originally named “Lightning” – are all fighters made by mega-defense contractor Lockheed. And being a mega–contractor, it has mega history. Here are those three planes showcased under a sky set ablaze with fireworks. »7/24/15 5:30pm7/24/15 5:30pm

Meet Northrop's XST, The Plane That Lost Out To The Original Stealth Jet

The year was 1974, and Defense Research Projects Agency was becoming more and more interested in the idea that an aircraft, or a remotely piloted vehicle, could be almost totally invisible to enemy sensors. The aircraft that resulted was the F-117 Nighthawk, better known as the first stealth fighter. This is not that… »6/26/15 5:36pm6/26/15 5:36pm

Own The Cadillac Of Vintage Business Jets For Under $1M

Lockheed’s JetStar was the first dedicated business jet, entering service in 1961. It was a progenitor of a category that has come to symbolize power, luxury and success. Today, you can acquire a great looking JetStar II for just $895,000, but be wary of operating costs that could smother your skyward ambitions. »6/07/15 4:04pm6/07/15 4:04pm

Lockheed's Senior Peg: The Forgotten Stealth Bomber

Perhaps because it was built in secret and designed to be invisible, the stealth bomber is unforgettable the moment you see it. What few remember, though, is that the iconic silhouette almost looked like this. Here's the story of how Senior Peg came to be, why we didn't get it, and why we might want it back. »3/01/14 6:04pm3/01/14 6:04pm

Skunk Works Is Building a Drone That Carries Cars Instead of Cameras

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works' Transformer TX started out as yet another design for the oft-predicted but never delivered flying car. But it's since turned into an entirely different type of flying machine: an autonomous way for the military to airlift vehicles and cargo to dangerous areas. »8/19/13 3:30pm8/19/13 3:30pm